Somebody Peeled 30 Years Of Graffiti, And This Is What Was Underneath

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Ever wondered what hides under that final coat of paint on a wall filled with graffiti? How about a wall that was painted over and over for 30 years? Well, you’re about to get your answer.

Imgur user PaulDeGraaf has uploaded his detailed analysis of a segment he peeled off of a Graffiti Hall of Fame called “Doornroosje” in the city of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. “What started as a 70’s Hippie cult place, became a center of music and art in the early 80’s,” PaulDeGraaf writes. “One of the first places where it was legal to smoke cannabis. It still a Music studio and Graffiti Hall of Fame. The building is surrounded by walls that are all spray painted from top to bottom.”

Scroll below to uncover what does 30 years worth of graffiti looks like when smooshed into a single stack of layers.

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This is the Graffiti Hall of Fame called “Doornroosje” in the city of Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Imgur user PaulDeGraaf peeled a fragment of the wall that was painted over and over for 30 years

And that’s what 30 years of graffiti looks like

‘When you take a closer look, you’ll get a layered timeline of 30 years, just like a tree but made out of a spray can paint’

Here’s a graffiti timeline

Size comparison of the peeled off fragment

And the whole building is surrounded by walls that are all spray painted from top to bottom, hiding decades of graffiti

Images from dutchgraffiti.